Independent Catholic News logo Welcome Visitor
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Mexico: priest shot dead
Comment Email Print
 A Mexican diocesan priest, Don Luis Velasques, was found yesterday shot to death in his car with his hands cuffed, in the city of Tijuana on the American border. Tijuana Bishop Rafael Romo, said: "The Church has been wounded," adding that Don Velasques "was very open and loved by the people." The Bishop also called on city residents to "unite in this battle against organised crime." Don Velasques, 51, ordained priest 20 years ago, was an expert in church law and judge of the ecclesiastic tribunal of the Tijuana diocese. He was assigned to the parish church of the Colinas de Agua Caliente neighbourhood, an area known for its drug gangs. Fr Luis is the latest victim in a chain of urban violence since the start of the year that has resulted in 330 dead in Tijuana. Source: MISNA
Share:  Bookmark and Share
Tags: None

Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: